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News Summary of May 7, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of May 7, 2024 in Nigeria
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N11 billion in unpaid salary arrears owed to civil servants has been cleared by the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong. The governor made this announcement while addressing the Plateau State Association of Resident Doctors.

Contrary to reports, African Steel has debunked claims of its facility being shut down by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). The company clarified that it had a cordial relationship with SON and was fully committed to complying with its guidelines.

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Skill Up Artisan Scheme and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are seeking to secure 10,000 slots for Niger Delta youths in a bid to empower them with skills and improve job prospects.

The Nigerian Federal Government has denied plans to establish foreign military bases within the country. The government's response comes following reports on social media claiming that foreign military bases were being built in Nigeria.

Nigerian singer Gnewzy, who was abducted in Ughelli, has regained his freedom after paying a ransom. He was reportedly released unharmed, and the police are currently investigating the incident.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained that scoring high in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) does not guarantee admission into tertiary institutions. The board cited other factors such as the candidate's choice of course, availability of space, and the institution's admission criteria.

The Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project is under scrutiny as the Yoruba Council alleges that due process of public tender was not followed in awarding the project. The council is calling for transparency and accountability in the procurement process.

Fidelity Bank has announced a 120.1% growth in Profit Before Tax (PBT) to N39.5 billion in the first quarter of 2024. The bank attributes this growth to improvements in its income streams and cost management strategies.

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has commissioned 15 luxurious Metro Buses to ply the roads of Jos. The governor expressed his commitment to enhancing the transportation system in the state and improving the welfare of its residents.

Alia, a philanthropic organization, has donated SUV vehicles to the Benue Judiciary to support the efficient operation of the judiciary system in the state.

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) plans to construct a gas distribution network in Oyo State. The project aims to boost the availability and accessibility of gas to residents and businesses in the state.

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has inaugurated a Justice Sector Reform Committee and made a donation of N100 million to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Kebbi State. The governor highlighted the importance of a functional justice system in promoting economic development and social welfare.

The trial of a top official from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Bola Audu, has been scheduled to begin on June 6. Audu is facing allegations of fraud, and the trial will take place at the Abuja High Court.

The Apapa Customs Command has generated N672.1 billion in revenue within a four-month period. The Command attributes this significant revenue generation to its strategic revenue drive.

The Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) has urged labor unions and state governors to refrain from fueling agitation in the country. The association emphasized the need for peaceful coexistence and dialogue to address socio-economic and political issues.

The Nigerian Police have deployed 30 motorcycles and personnel to rural communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enhance security and address the challenges of insecurity in these areas.

The Pro Skin Aesthetic Clinic, located in Lagos, has launched with a glamorous unveiling event. The clinic offers beauty services aimed at delivering timeless beauty from the inside out.

The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, has criticized Nigeria for detaining Binance executives, stating that it sets a dangerous precedent. The cryptocurrency exchange executives were detained by the Nigerian authorities for alleged financial crimes.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has cautioned against panic buying and assured the public of sufficient fuel supply across the country. The corporation emphasized that there is no need for panic as efforts are being made to ensure adequate fuel availability.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mohammed Musa Bello, has appointed a second-class chief in Kwali area council. The appointment aims to further strengthen traditional governance and promote peaceful coexistence in the FCT.

A peaceful protest in Ughelli, Delta State, turned bloody as trigger-happy policemen reportedly shot at peaceful protesters. The incident has caused tension in the community, and the police are investigating the incident.

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, the concessionaire of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) in Lagos, has stated that there is no specific date for the commencement of regional operations at the terminal. The company assures that necessary steps are being taken to facilitate regional operations.

The NEPL/Seplat Joint Venture and the Edo State Government have signed an agreement for the planting of trees on 6000 hectares of land. The initiative is aimed at promoting afforestation and environmental conservation in the state.

A High Court in Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to pay a businessman the sum of N1 million for unlawful arrest and detention. The court ruled that the EFCC violated the businessman's fundamental rights.

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has served 343 contravention notices to construction sites in Lagos State. The agency is taking steps to enforce compliance with waste management guidelines in the state.

ActionAid has disclosed that 70% of children have been enrolled in primary education across Nigeria. The organization highlighted the need for more efforts to improve access to education for all children in the country.

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has urged faith leaders to collaborate in addressing malnutrition and hunger in Nigeria. The foundation emphasizes the important role that religious leaders can play in raising awareness and mobilizing resources to tackle these challenges.

The Niger State Internal Revenue Service (NSIRS) has recorded over 170% growth in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the first quarter of 2024. The agency attributes this growth to effective tax administration and improved compliance.

The Media and Publicity Coordinator of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, Ovuorie Macaulay Osuoza, has called on Deltans to embrace peace and harmonious coexistence in support of the state government's MORE Agenda. Osuoza stressed the need for unity and collaboration for the success of the state's development agenda.

The Delta State Police Command has debunked reports of shooting at peaceful protesters in Ughelli. The Command denied any involvement in the incident and assured the public that investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the incident.

A top official from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Bola Audu, is set to face trial on June 6 for alleged fraud. The trial will take place at the Abuja High Court.

Access Pensions Limited has achieved a 70% growth in revenue and declared a dividend of N2.20k per share for the financial year. The company attributes its success to increased customer confidence and effective investment strategies.

The Nigerian government has limited the sale of electricity to foreign customers. This decision aims to prioritize the availability of electricity to meet the needs of the Nigerian population.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has advocated for increased investment in pipelines to deliver gas to end users. The minister highlighted the importance of creating a reliable and efficient gas infrastructure network to drive economic growth.

Konga, an e-commerce company, has launched free same-day deliveries for Starlink, Apple, and Samsung products nationwide. The initiative aims to enhance customer experience and satisfaction.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reduced the Foreign Exchange (FX) rate for calculating new tariffs for Band A customers by 16.03%. This adjustment is in line with prevailing market rates and aims to ensure fairness in tariff determination.

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has championed youth empowerment through its Graduate Programme, employing 398 graduates across Africa. The bank's Graduate Programme offers young professionals the opportunity to gain practical work experience and develop their skills.

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has paid unscheduled inspection visits to project sites in Yobe State. The visits aim to assess the progress of ongoing projects and ensure their timely completion.

Polygon (MATIC) and Ondo (ONDO) traders have switched to a new presale star due to its massive 100x returns potential. The new presale project has experienced a surge in interest and reached a new all-time high.

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